Graham Allison on the Cuban Missile Crisis

The Cuban Missile Crisis Revisited
By Graham Allison
Foreign Affairs

“James Nathan disputes my interpretation of the central lessons of the Cuban missile crisis. Unfortunately, Nathan misreads my argument. He asserts that I consider presidential resolve and threats to be the essence of successful crisis management, arguing instead for compromise and restraint. In fact, my article contends that all these components are required for success.”

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Allison was also quoted in “Did a mistake save the world?” in the Boston Globe on October 21, 2012. Allison and the Belfer Center’s Cuban Missile Crisis anniversary website were cited in “The Cuba crisis and the illusion of control” in the Christian Science Monitor on October 16, 2012.

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